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Empower Your Team, Plus Other Great Tips for Improving Productivity

The role of a leader in the workplace is to get the best out of every employee. Ensuring your workers reach their full potential enables your organization to realize its short and long-term goals. For any organization to achieve optimum production efficiency, all employees should work together in harmony. 

With some great suggestions from our regional sales manager, Debbie Simpson, here are several tricks you can use for improving team performance among your employees.

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6 Virginia Road Trip Ideas You (and Your Travel Mates!) Will Love

What’s more adventurous than a road trip? Summer and fall are the best times of year to jump in the car and head out to explore a region you’ve never had a chance to visit, or to rediscover one of your favorite destinations. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Virginia is a great state to road trip through.

Here are six ideas to get you started on the Virginia road trip of a lifetime!

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New Office Etiquette in the Age of Remote Work

We’ve reached a turning point in how we work. In a recent Gallup poll, approximately half of U.S. workers report that their current job can be done remotely, at least part of the time, resulting in 42% having a hybrid schedule and 39% working entirely from home.

When considering future work arrangements, about 53% expect a hybrid schedule, and 24% expect to work exclusively remotely. Compared to pre-pandemic numbers, we’ll have a new office environment that doubles the number of people working remotely.

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Summer in a College Town: Blacksburg is Not Just for Hokies

If Virginia is for lovers, then the Blue Ridge Highlands is for lovers of beauty. 

Blacksburg, Virginia is strategically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and if you’re in love with beauty and life, it’s a terrific location to enjoy a summer getaway. 

Blacksburg has all the vibrancy and opportunities for enjoyment afforded in most college towns. Home to loyal students and Hokies. However, you don’t have to be a Hokie to enjoy Summer 2022 in Blacksburg! 

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The INNside Scoop: Getting to Know Damon Strickland of The Inn at Virginia Tech

This week, Cory Falter of the InnSync Show sat down with Damon Strickland, the new General Manager of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Not only has Damon been in hospitality for the past 14 years with Crestline Hotels & Resorts, but he is also a fellow Hokie.

As a Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Tech, Damon truly understands our love of this amazing community and we’re thrilled he is on board.

Cory asked Damon about his new role at the Inn, and he shared some great stories about his experience in hospitality and what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager. 

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Virginia Tech Graduation 2022 – Here Are Your Weekend Plans

Congratulations Hokies! You’ve made it! Here we are ready to celebrate Virginia Tech Graduation 2022.

Graduation is a remarkable milestone and an outstanding achievement. This is a significant milestone to mark your lifelong accomplishments; this is a weekend to honor them!

There are plenty of options to mark your graduation weekend, from sharing moments with your family like picnics, taking photos, and dining at the local restaurants.

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Adventures in Blacksburg: 7 Spring Events & Festivals to Enjoy a Fresh New Season

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Blacksburg, VA, has no shortage of events and festivals to help you celebrate the season. The town hosts several social and cultural events and festivals with locals showcasing the diverse culture, food, art, and music.

As the spring season approaches, there’s no better time to visit Blacksburg, VA, than now. After all, spring is the ideal time of the year to wine, dine, and make merry as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

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10 Best Corporate Apps to Make Your Event a Complete Success

Hosting a corporate event can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about, from the venue to the catering to the entertainment. But one of the most important aspects of any corporate event is the effective use of technology. You can streamline the planning process, engage your attendees, and make your event a total success with the right tools.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best corporate event apps to assist you with planning, executing, and evaluating your company event.